Police Department

Police Divisions and Bureaus


Bicycle Patrol Unit

The Cresskill Police Department's Bicycle Patrol Unit consists of a few officers who randomly patrol on the department's new Cannondale Police bicycles.The officers patrol the town during their regular shifts in addition to special functions such as the carnival.The bicycle patrol is very effective due to their ability to go in to areas where a patrol car can't.  They also don't "stick out" in public, giving them the ability to blend in.  They have had numerous narcotics arrests by riding up on people using illegal substances.

Community Policing

Detective Bureau

The Cresskill Police Department's Detective Bureau consists of 3 full time detectives.  They investigate the department's major cases/arrests and also handle evidence recovery.The detectives have advanced training in narcotics, burglary, theft, etc...TO 


Detective/Sergeant Lanzilotti       

Detective/Patrolman Franke           

Juvenile Detective/Patrolman Birnie 


The Cresskill Police Department is staffed by 4 full time dispatchers and numerous per diem dispatchers who answer your call for help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

When you call the Police Department, one of our dispachers will most likely answer the phone.  Depending on the emergency you are reporting, they will dispatch the police, fire, and/or ambulance.

In addition to taking calls from the public, our dispatchers are responsible for assisting the police officers in D.M.V. look ups and communicating to other agencies during large scale incidents.

Domestic Violence unit

Firearms Unit

The Cresskill Police Department's Firearms Unit consists of 5 officers trained in the advance use of firearms.  They train the rest of the department in the use of the department's firearms.

In addition to training the officers in the use of the weapons, the officers also handle the public's requests to purchase firearms.

The officers in the firearms unit are also active shooter instructors and train the rest of the officers in the department in regards to the proper tactics and response to an active shooter situation such as the one that took place at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado many years ago

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Honor Guard Ceremonial Unit

The Cresskill Police Department Honor Guard Ceremonial Unit consists of 5 permenant members and 4 alternate members.  We represent the department at numerous ceremonial events in Cresskill and the surrounding area.

If we may be of any assistance, please contact The Honor Guard Commanding Officer Jason Lanzilotti at the Cresskill Police Department headquarters at 201-568-1400.

Juvenile Bureau

The Cresskill Police Department Juvenile Bureau is staffed by Det. John Birnie.  His duties encompass all matters related to the juvenile residents/students of Cresskill. 

Should you have a question/concern about a juvenile matter please contact him at 201-568-1400 or

Patrol Division

The Cresskill Police Department's Patrol Division consists of 15 Police Officers in total.  There are 5 Sergeants and 12 Patrolman.  These officers work the department's 12 hour shifts which rotate around the clock (7AM-7PM & 7PM-7AM) including weekends and holidays. 

When you call the police department reporting an emergency, it is one of the officers from patrol who respond to handle your call for help.  

In addition to responding to emergencies, patrol also enforces motor vehicle law along with the traffic bureau.

Patrol is also responsible for effecting arrests during the course of their shift for a variety of crimes such as narcotics, assault, theft, etc...  

Our department has plenty of vacancy in our prisoner cell should you decide to come down for an unscheduled visit with one of our patrol officers.

Records Bureau

The Cresskill Police Department's Records Bureau serves the public with copies of police reports.

Should you need a copy of a police report, you need to come to police headquarters and fill out an O.P.R.A. (Open Public Records Act) form.

After you submit your form, Lieutenant Cebulski will make a copy of your report to be released.  Reports may be picked up in person at the Cresskill Police Department Headquarters.  Photo I.D. required and a fee will be charged per request.

Traffic Bureau

Traffic Information for Public:

The Cresskill Police Department's Traffic Bureau consists of 4 officers who have advanced training in traffic crash investigation.

The traffic bureau also deploys the department's speed sign/message board on borough streets to alert drivers who are traveling past the legal speed limit and of important traffic related information.  Borough residents can also have their child's car seat installed by one of our certified car seat techs.

The officers in the traffic bureau enforce traffic laws by conducting numerous motor vehicle stops during the course of their shift and issuing traffic tickets for those violations.

If you wish to have a car seat installed,you need to make an appointment with Sgt. Coleman

If you have a traffic related question/problem, please email one of our traffic officers:

Lt. T. Cebulski    

Sgt. R. Coleman 

Det. J. Lanzilotti   

Ptl. S. Grubecki  


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